Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Am Third

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through the eyes of a missionary kid? If so, we've got something special for you.

Yesterday on Amazon we released a book written by our own JV Kids!

My friend and co-worker, Amy Ellenwood, wrote a post about it on our JV blog saying:

"Third culture kids are flexible, complex, and rich because of what they have lived and how they see the world. They juggle many cultural influences, and it may seem from the outside that it would simplify life just to live in one. But as they grow and draw on the whole of their life, they have a lot to offer. Michele Phoenix, a TCK expert, said it like this, “It would be tragic to lose the depth and wealth of the background God ordained for them to have, in exchange for ‘simple’ identity.”"

To see her post in entirety, click HERE.

During our spring conference this past May, all our school age kids participated in a writing course led by Aleisha Stephens, one of our JV missionaries. Along with two friends from the States, they put together a wonderful opportunity for our JVK to express themselves. As they learned the mechanics, technique and heart of writing a story, they offered to us what the world looks like through their eyes.

This book is the culmination of that project, and one that we're so excited about!

It's on sale at Amazon right now for $18, with the proceeds going directly to our JV Kids ministry. Click HERE to see it and pick up a copy for yourself.

We're not only passionate about raising up a new generation of young "Josiah's" in the countries we serve in, but among our JV Kids as well!

1 comment:

  1. I can't tell you how much I love this. Proud of these kids!!